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I am years old and have been working up until 9/27/16. At

Hi I am 69 years old and have been working up until 9/27/16. At work I had a massive heart attack and have been out of work without pay since that time. My job has no benefits. I have medicare and a supplemental policy. I am a mental health counselor. My late husband was ill and I was forced to take early social security. I receive $757 a month from that which is not enough to live on. I will be out of work for probably a year or longer. Is there any options for me to pursue?

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I have VA benefits not compensation and receive less that

I have VA benefits not compensation and receive less that poverty line monthly. Can I withdraw in one lump sum any Social Security benefits coming to me without harming my monthly benefits from VA?

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I just received a letter from the VA stating that my va

I just received a letter from the VA stating that my va pension is being cancelled because I did not report to them that I was starting to collect SSI. When I was applying for SSI I went to a VA Q&A website to ask if I could collect both SSI and a VA pension. The answer I got was yes so I assumed that I could collect both, so I did not tell the VA that I was collecting SSI. Now they want stop my payments and repay them for all the checks I have received December of 2013. I simply don't have the money to repay them and the loss of my VA pension will leave me just SSI for income which is $1090 a month. HELP!JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I don't understand your question.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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I have not yet begun to collect ss. I am 65 and a half. I

I have not yet begun to collect ss. I am 65 and a half. I work in Nevada and have a PERS account, which in 5 years will pay me approx 18,000 a year in retirement, based on my current pay. How much will ss take away from that? I also worked 42 years, paying full ss, in the private sector. I expect to collect ss at age 70JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else important you think the retirement accountant should know?Customer: no.other then i also receive a VA monthly pension which started in 2013, after 30 years of servce

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I'm 71 and had a lung transplant in 2010 was denied

I'm 71 and had a lung transplant in 2010 was denied disability said if I could stand I could work now I'm back on O2 and having trouble walking. I'm also under the WEP(Windfall Elimination ProgramJA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: Retired from Ohio Air National Guard as a full time air technician. contracted pneamoia in August, can'tdrive and can hardly walkJA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: no not this time

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My 32 year old son receives SSI and SSA currently. My

My 32 year old son receives SSI and SSA currently. My husband, stepfather to my son, is a disabled veteran who receives SS and VA disability. While working with the VA they informed us that my son is also eligible to extra benefits through my spouse. We applied for that several years ago and it was denied. We did not have all the correct paperwork to prove that we support him. We are prepared to apply again and wondering if there is any forms we can complete prior to our visit to the SS office.Thank you

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Thank you, I lost my Husband 2yrs ago in June .. He was a

Thank you, ***** ***** my Husband 2yrs ago in June .. He was a Vet but I get no VA benifits and was told I should be getting widows benifits from SS was wondering how I find out about this.JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: Not sure My husband would have been 64 at the end of this month He was 100 percent disabled through the VA but it was nonservice connected so when he died my whole income went I am 54 yrs old . Is there anything else i need to provide?

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Since 2011 (when I turned 61 - I was born May 1, 1949) SS

Since 2011 (when I turned 61 - I was born May 1, 1949) SS has taken around $6k per year from my SS check because I "made too much money". This year, I am 67, and they have paid nothing and won't until September. Here's the problem. I declared income for 2011 trough last year (last year I turned in no income as I did not have any), for work I was doing that would be paid to me when the businesses I was helping became profitable. My wife and CPA said I should take the income then because I did not have the paperwork. I told them it was between friends and not to worry. They won. I lost my social security, and now it looks like they are taking even more out for last year when I really did not make a more than about $10k total for the year from a drip fund. I have tried calling, I even went to the office. But the office in Oceanside is two deep 2 hours before opening for people getting checks (look in the parking lot and all the license plates are from Mexico). I stood at that office twice for 6 hours each time before giving up. What can I do?

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I collect VA death benefits now. I turn 60 this year can I

I collect VA death benefits now. I turn 60 this year can I also collect survivor social security benefits at age 60. And if it is less then my own social security benefits can I switch to the higher amount when I reach retirement age. Also do you know of a ss attorney in Katy tx I can go speak with?

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